[tex-live] xdvi and X11R7.4 (cygwin)

Stefan Ulrich stefanulrich at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Nov 21 22:54:31 CET 2008

Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell.edu> writes:

> (gdb) run -sync
> Starting program: /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/i386-cygwin/xdvi-xaw3d.exe -sync
> [New thread 2168.0xcb0]
> [New thread 2168.0xa5c]
> [New thread 2168.0xe2c]
> [New thread 2168.0x314]
> Warning: No type converter registered for '' to 'ìÀ' conversion.
>      29 [main] xdvi-xaw3d 2168 _cygtls::handle_exceptions: Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
>    1411 [main] xdvi-xaw3d 2168 open_stackdumpfile: Dumping stack trace to xdvi-xaw3d.exe.stackdump

> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> 0x61016583 in stack_info::walk () from /usr/bin/cygwin1.dll
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x61016583 in stack_info::walk () from /usr/bin/cygwin1.dll
> #1  0x7c85acd0 in OutputDebugStringA () from /c/WINDOWS/system32/kernel32.dll
> #2  0x40010006 in ?? ()
> #3  0x00000000 in ?? ()
> (gdb) q

This doesn't look good - a stack corruption somewhere in the X
library.  The stack is probably already corrupted in those weird
looking type converter warnings. Since it used to work with X11R6.99,
I'd say it's a problem with that X version and/or cygwin ... I must
admit that I'm still running an ancient version of X.org (on ancient
hardware ;-) and I'm afraid of upgrading, so I haven't tested it
with X11R7.4 yet. Maybe you could forward this to the cygwin
developers, they might be in a better position to debug this.

Best regards,

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